Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook: Internal Medicine explores the internal medicine chapters of Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, in order to help users accurately evaluate impairment of the various body systems, skin and ear, nose, throat and related structures.
It also helps readers correctly apply regional grids to determine impairment based on physical examination, functional history and clinical studies.
Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook: Internal Medicine highlights key differences between Guides Sixth and prior editions.
Finally, the Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook: Internal Medicine can be used to test health care professionals' knowledge and help them gain a better understanding of the Guides Sixth with sample questions, answers and rationales.
Guides Sixth Impairment Training Workbook: Internal Medicine features important information designed to help professionals:
- Accurately apply the new principles, methodology, and processes for evaluation of internal medicine impairments, as indicated in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition
- Recognize the new criteria for differentiators, including functional assessments and objective test results as measured in the clinical assessment of impairment evaluations
- Evaluate individual variation and treatment effects in assessment of internal medicine
- Demonstrate comprehension and ability to select the optimal diagnosis when more than one diagnosis can be used to describe a condition or illness
In-Depth Exploration of Relevant Guides Sixth Chapters
- Chapter 1: Conceptual Foundations and Philosophy
- Chapter 2: Practical Application of the Guides
- Chapter 4: The Cardiovascular System
- Chapter 5: The Pulmonary System
- Chapter 6: The Digestive System
- Chapter 7: The Urinary and Reproductive Systems
- Chapter 8: The Skin
- Chapter 9: The Hematopoietic System
- Chapter 10: The Endocrine System
- Chapter 11: Ear, Nose, Throat and Related Structures
- Chapter 12: The Visual System
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit Available
A 42-question self-assessment test is included so physicians, attorneys and adjusters can deepen their understanding and use of the new methodology and receive continuing education credit.
This workbook has been approved for 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™* and 6.0 IEA WCCP continuing education hours. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Authored by a Nationally Recognized Authority on Internal Medicine & Disability Issues
Mark H. Hyman, MD is an associate professor on the clinical faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles, his alma mater. His internal medicine research and interests include impairment and workers' compensation issues, spinal disorders and headaches, among other issues. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, for which he is also currently on the National Board of Directors. He has lectured extensively for legal groups, the insurance industry and at national disability meetings. He has authored and co-authored many articles on disability and impairment. Dr. Hyman has also testified before the U.S. Congress as a national expert on disability issues.
*The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.